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Dead wildlife and litter causing concerns at Ward park

WARD, Ark.-There's a lake in Ward many people in the community like to visit. One woman says there's dead wildlife and litter making it an eyesore. Marsha Loux is an animal lover and she loves feeding the ducks. Last week she found a dead duck at Busby Lake in Ward.


Jacob's Place hopes to break cycle of poverty in White County

SEARCY, Ark. — A nonprofit organization in White County is hoping to help people in tough situations get back on their feet and live a productive life. Searcy is undergoing the ‘Small Business Revolution,’ but Jacob’s Place has its own revolution in mind.


Man dies in collision Friday in Little Rock, 3 others hurt

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A man is dead and three other people hurt after a collision Friday. 62-year-old Danny Webb died as a result of the accident. Three women in the other vehicle were injured.


‘We're not going to quit’: U.S. Marshals continue search for man accused of killing ex-fiancé

CABOT, Ark. — Two years after their daughter’s murder, Randy and Judy West have a message for the man accused of killing her. “My message would be: ‘It's time. Man up. Take responsibility for your actions,’” Mr. West said.


Cabot Strawberry Festival starts Friday

CABOT — More games for kids to play will be a big highlight of the 17th annual Cabot Junior Auxiliary Strawberry Festival. The annual event will take place Friday and Saturday in downtown Cabot. Carnival rides will be open from 5-10 p.m. Thursday.


Medical marijuana in Arkansas just weeks away

Arkansans have less than a month to wait before medical marijuana becomes available for purchase here in the natural state. The first dispensary to open its doors will be "Doctors orders" in Hot Springs.


Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of the


Officials agree Arkansas' forfeiture law is unfair

FAYETTEVILLE -- A new law intended to allow more people to get their seized property back from the government contains too many loopholes to be effective, critics say. And the new legislation, which takes effect later this year, does nothing to address what defense lawyers call the biggest flaw in t


Arkansas Pie Festival held in Cherokee Village

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR (KAIT) - An event that organizers said would allow people to grab a slice of the Natural State brought up to Cherokee Village Saturday for a first-ever festival.


This Arkansas City Has Reversed Its Law Banning Pit Bulls

On Tuesday, the city of Cabot, Arkansas announced that it will change its rules on pit bull ownership. Effective May 15, previously banned pit bull breeds will be allowed to live within city limits. Residents who adopt pit bulls will be required to register their dogs. In coming weeks, the city’s of


Arkansas Dispensaries to Start Selling in Less Than a Month

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA)--Arkansans have less than a month to wait before they can buy medical marijuana in the Natural State. According to the Medical Marijuana Commission, the first dispensary to open its doors will be Doctors Orders in Hot Springs, set to start selling around May 12th.


Jefferson County Sheriff's Office mourns loss of retired deputy

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, retired Deputy Sheriff Michael Keith Waller has died due to injuries he sustained during a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Pulaski County.


Mega Millions rolls over to $192 million, two $2,000 winners in Arkansas

There was no grand prize winner of Friday’s Mega Millions lottery. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the numbers drawn were:. 18-25-43-44-57, Mega Ball 25, Megaplier 4x.


Dive into Lit Fest! Arkansas Literary Festival brings big names to Little Rock

If there were a pack of paparazzi dedicated solely to hounding writers it would likely be staked out in downtown Little Rock later this week. They'd be racing after and shooting photos of novelists, poets, cookbook authors, memoirists, fantasy writers, science fiction novelists, children's authors,


Move to Bald Knob adds up to right move for principal

Clint Williams grew up in a family of educators; however, he wanted to cut his own path, which eventually took a detour into teaching. Williams, 35, was recently hired as the new principal at Bald Knob High School. He has been the principal at Hazen High School the past two years.


Family weighs in after officer cleared

At a picnic organized in Bradley Blackshire's honor Saturday, his family members said they disagreed with the decision not to charge the Little Rock police officer who fatally shot him in February.


Little Rock police officer cleared in shooting death of Bradley Blackshire, two sources confirm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney says Little Rock Police Officer Charles Starks will not face charges in the February shooting death of Bradley Blackshire, two sources confirm.


Women’s chorus to celebrate Arkansas at two performances

CONWAY — The Conway Women’s Chorus will celebrate Arkansas with a spring concert this month, which will be presented at two performances. Joan Hanna of Wooster, director of the Conway Women’s Chorus, said the program, Arkansas: The Natural State, will include “Riversong,” by Andy Beck, and “Blue Ski


Scholarships presented to Arkansas college students majoring in agriculture

LITTLE ROCK — Governor Hutchinson, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward, and State Plant Board Director Butch Calhoun presented $20,000 in scholarships at the State Capitol on Monday to students from four Arkansas universities with agricultural programs. The universities included Arkansas State U


Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

A New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday in a border community on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, authorities said.